06-01-2010 03:57 PM
How do you turn on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7? It was turned on and now it's not. The wireless icon on the keyboard is lit orange. It has been working fine since I had it, but suddenly stopped. Everything I've tried points me towards turning on wireless capability, but I can't find anywhere that shows me how on this model. Thank you.
06-01-2010 04:54 PM
Not exactly sure which dv7 model you have and there are some different implementations
If the icon that looks like an antenna is lighting orange try touching it (if it is located on the strip above the keyboard) or clicking it (if it is located on the F12 key on the keyboard).
Does this turn the LED blue and allow you to connect wirelessly?
if not - type HP Wireless Assistant in the search option on the start menu and launch it . It can provide some more details with regards to why/what/where your wireless may be turned off and what to do to resolve it
09-27-2011 09:39 PM
Typing HP Wireless Assistant did it for my situation. The Troubleshooter indicated it was a HW switch! Not very helpful.
Thank you so much for your help!
06-16-2012 10:23 AM
02-07-2013 09:57 PM
HELP ME PLEASE
I Am Having Pavillion dv7 Notebook hp laptop ok when it oveer heated then i turn it on Later i see wireless capibility was off then i press the "Red Button Of Wirless Capibility On Side Of Voice Touch Button It Dosent Work"Help Me I Post This Message in other laptop of HP
06-09-2013 10:01 AM
i had this problem for a few weeks and RESOLVED!!!! just download HP Connection Manager under the Software-Solution then installed it and it allowed me to turn on wireless via the software , has an off and on button and fix!!! i hope it helpful as it was for me !!
09-19-2013 04:59 PM
Installing the HP Connection Manager did help. I have cleaned my laptop and after that the wireless did not want to start. After using the button for switching it ON in the Connection Manager it went fine. It seems to be e known bug.